Notes from a parish cat and his author Julie Mackenzie

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I am Father Tom Fish, esteemed member of the religious team at Temptation of Christ Parish in the novels by author Julie Mackenzie. As to my background, I was invited into the rectory as a stray, laid on the charm, and was invited to stay, even honorarily ordained and no less spiritual than my sidekick Father Will. He dotes on me to high heaven and forgives all of my street cat proclivities, whatever the hell that means.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Vanity Fair?

Hi, furriends!

In an effort to be helpful (and relieve some guilt since I pick on her so much) I have made a list of all the magazines and their cover editors in order to suggest a model for them. I know they must run out of ideas, so I've taken it upon myself to propose that my Bridget be the perfect solution.

This is the photo I chose for her.

She has the "look," the eyes say it all!

And, here she is!!

A cat's dream has come true!

(I hear some loud purring coming from somewhere *looks around*)


Monday, September 20, 2021

Time to Get Away

Hi, furriends ~

My little hobbit doesn't really exist except in my mind, but every once in a while, I need to escape. A nap doesn't really do it - too short. You wake up and you're back to square one.

If you have a place to go to either in person or in your mind, it's a good way to escape the boredom that gets to us every so often. No matter how many toys, trees, visitors, pats on the head, variety in our food or bird tv, squirrel tv, bee tv or neighbors, we get bored.

So, here I am in a place that's quiet, gentle on the nerves, and completely in my mind. When I get so this doesn't do it anymore, I don't know what'll happen.  Maybe you have some suggestions?

Let's hear 'em!

(Isn't this place cute? - Oooh, I think I have a new neighbor!)

Monday, September 13, 2021

My Beautiful Sisfur

Hi, furriends!

You want to meet a beautiful kitty?

Here she is..our Anastasia who left us about four years ago. She was the most easygoing cat I've ever known. A soft bubble of fur, she brightened my days and I miss her. The anniversary of her passing is this coming Thursday. She died right here at home, full of love, at the age of 16.

Anastasia Marie Nadine Delilah..we keep your purrs in our hearts always along with memories of  cuddles so affectionate.

She would often read to me...just kidding!

Who can forget my buddy Tinker here on the left. He had a thing for Anastasia but she wasn't interested. They were the two senior kitties in the family, Tinker repeatedly trying to win her affections. She must have felt something because she joined him at the Bridge less than four months after he went.

While kitties spend their lives, or at least part of them with us since we're all adopted, we know there's always plenty of love and we're happy. 

See ya again someday, guys!


Monday, September 6, 2021

No Labor Today, So We'll Play!

Hello, furriends!

I'm so happy we have a holiday right now, I can't tell you!

The housekeep is off somewhere which means we have the whole house to ourselves, Bridget, Penny and I. I don't think things will change much, just we'll have peace and food is readily available until she shows up this evening.

When Bridget and I get along, we like to play with our ball toy and it's a lot of fun.

If the ball rolls right, it's Bridget's. If it rolls left, it's my turn! Funny how it always stays on the track and never slips out. I guess if it did, we wouldn't know whose turn it was!

Hope you all have a fun day and a good week ahead! 

Purrs and nosetaps,

Tom, Bridget and Penny xxx